Acne Treatment

Get Clear Skin with Personalised Acne Skincare

Struggling with acne can be exhausting. Not only does it affect your skin’s appearance, but it can also significantly impact your self-confidence and quality of life. At City Skin Clinic, we believe everyone deserves clear and healthy skin. That’s why we provide personalised acne treatment using powerful prescription-strength ingredients. We target your individual skin concerns, goals and wishes. Your dedicated doctor will take care of you through out your journey. They will design a bespoke acne cream or gel treatment using science-backed actives including medication where appropriate. Best of all, you can access your acne treatment from the comfort of your home via our online skin clinic.

Understanding Acne

Acne is a common skin condition that occurs when your pores become clogged with oil and dead skin cells which leads to whiteheads, blackheads or pimples. It is an inflammatory condition and driven by P.acnes bacteria. While it’s most common amongst teenagers, acne can affect anyone, regardless of age or gender. The good news? Effective acne treatment with acne medication skincare can help you manage the condition, prevent breakouts and treat acne scarring as well as hyperpigmentation that may occur due to acne.

Why Personalisation Matters

Since, acne is is a complex skin condition that varies from person to person a one-size-fits all approach to treatment doesn’t work. Whether you’re dealing with sporadic breakouts, stubborn acne, hyperpigmentation or acne scars affects which treatment is best for you. Through our online consultation, your doctor will assess your skin in detail to understand the underlying causes of your acne and best acne treatment options. They will then created a personalised acne treatment containing the right ingredients to address your specific concerns and aims.

Personalised Prescription Strength Acne Treatment

At City Skin Clinic, we’re proud to offer safe and effective personalised acne treatment through our online acne clinic. We design your treatment based on your skin condition, medical history and goals. Your doctor will also take into account any wishes or concerns you have as much as possible when designing your acne treatment cream or gel. We offer two types of treatment protocols: ACN and ACN+. Both of these are custom made treatments but have some differences:

  • ACN: This is our standard acne treatment protocol which targets different types of acne as well as helps with mild hyperpigmentation, scars and texture. It is also the treatment we use for maintenance once your skin clears up. ACN is a single product which you use at night as directed by your doctor.
  • ACN+: This is our advanced treatment protocol for acne that also targets severe hyperpigmentation and scars. ACN+ is designed for use for no more than 6 months and then you would continue with ACN for maintenance. This treatment contains two products (a morning and night acne treatment).

Ingredients in Our Acne Treatments

We always design a personalised acne treatment for each and every one of our patients and use ingredients based on your unique skin concerns, goals and as much as possible wishes. The composition may change at the end of each 3 month course of treatment to adapt to your skin’s response. These are some of the active ingredients we may use in our topical acne treatment cream and gel formulas:

  • Tretinoin: is a medication that we may use either alone or with other ingredients in our acne cream or gel treatments. It works by promoting skin cell turnover to help unclog pores and reduce breakouts, smooth texture and fade mild hyperpigmentation. It needs careful monitoring as it is up to 20x more powerful than retinol.
  • Azelaic Acid: has antibacterial, anti-inflammatory and keratolytic properties. It reduces acne-causing bacteria, decreases inflammation and promotes a smoother complexion.
  • Niacinamide: is anti-inflammatory and sebum-regulating. It reduces redness and inflammation, balances oil production, and strengthens the skin barrier.
  • Clindamycin: is an antibiotic that reduces acne-causing bacteria and inflammation. It targets bacterial infections in acne, reducing redness and preventing future breakouts. We occasionally add this prescription medication to our acne creams for certain types of breakouts in suitable patients for a short period.
  • Spironolactone: has anti-androgen that reduces oil production. We may add this prescription medication to your or cream to treat hormonal acne in appropriate patients.
  • Hydrocortisone: is a corticosteroid that reduces inflammation and soothes irritated skin. We sometimes use it to manage certain types of acne.
  • Arbutin: this is a natural skin-brightening agent that reduces melanin production. It treats post-inflammatory hyperpigmentation (PIH) from acne and helps lighten dark spots.
  • Hydroquinone: is another prescription component that we may use for limited periods in acne medication for suitable patients. It reduces hyperpigmentation by inhibiting melanin production.

Please note that prescription medications are only used for acne treatment if we deem them safe, appropriate and acceptable for the patient.

Regain Confidence with Personalised Acne Treatments

Acne can be persistent, but with our tailored treatments, getting clear, healthy skin is entirely possible. By using the acne-fighting power of acne active and prescription ingredients (where appropriate) in our acne treatment, we can help clear up acne and blackheads as well as scarring and post acne hyperpigmentation. Whether you require our once daily ACN or twice-daily ACN+ treatment, your doctor will ensure that your treatment is tailored around your skin condition, health, goals and preferences.

Acne Treatment at City Skin Clinic

At City Skin Clinic, we are dedicated to providing personalised and effective acne treatments that are customised to your individual skin concerns. Our holistic approach to skincare blends personalised skincare protocols and powerful prescription-strength ingredients to combat acne, scars and hyperpigmentation.

Acne Treatment Fees (3 Month Supply)


    Our expert doctor will design a personalised treatment for you and provide ongoing support. The cost of the consultation will be deducted from your first treatment.

  • ACN £90

    Standard acne treatment (30g) to treat breakouts, clear skin and tackle mild to moderate post inflammatory hyperpigmentation and scars.

  • ACN+ £150

    This is an advanced acne treatment to treat breakouts, clear skin and tackle severe post inflammatory hyperpigmentation and scars. It comes as two products (day and night treatment) each containing 30g treatment. It's typically used for no more than 6 months consecutively.

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Treatment Time
15 Minutes

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Duration of effect
3-4 Months

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Why Choose City Skin Clinic

Video or Form Consultations: We don’t believe in one-size-fits-all generic solutions. At City Skin Clinic, your journey starts with either a detailed form consultation or in-depth video consultation with one of our aesthetic doctors. Which one you choose is entirely up to you and your availability or preferences. Regardless of consultation type, you will get a personalised protocol. Your doctor will review your concerns, evaluate your skin and develop a treatment plan that’s unique to you.

Personalised Skincare Protocols: Based on your skin assessment, we prescribe skincare products that are specially designed to tackle your type of acne, improve your skin’s overall health, and prevent future breakouts.

Comprehensive Aftercare: Your skincare journey doesn’t end after your virtual consultation. You will be able to directly contact your doctor at any point for further advice, progress monitoring and refills.

Convenience: Our online acne treatment clinic ensures that you receive expert care and advice. All from the comfort of your own home. Whenever you need it! All treatments are delivered straight to your home.

From the initial consultation to follow-up, our team is with you every step of the way. Your doctor will provide expert advice, tailored treatments and unwavering support. Choose City Skin Clinic for your personalised acne treatment, and start your journey towards healthier, clearer skin today.

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Frequently asked questions

No it is not. We are really passionate about putting you in control of your treatment. Everyone responds differently and we may adjust your treatment formula after completing each course based on how your skin responds. That's why we don't think subscriptions make sense for a personalised journey. We leave it up to you to let us know when you need a refill and we make it very easy to order these.

We encourage all our patients to express any preferences they have in terms of treatment during the consultation. Wherever possible we will respect and accommodate these as long as we feel it is medically safe and beneficial to do so. Ultimately our aim is to provide you with the best solution for your concern and we'll design your treatment to achieve that.

This depends on how frequently you use it and how much you use. In general if used as instructed then the treatment should last 3 months for use on the face and neck. Please note that compounded treatments always have an expiry date of 3 months.

Our treatments can be effective for various types of acne, from mild breakouts to cystic acne. However we recommend that if you have severe acne that you see a Dermatologist who can offer you more powerful treatments such as Roaccutane. During your consultation, the doctor will assess your skin to determine the most suitable treatment for you.

We can treat acne on other areas of the body such as the back, arms or legs but depending on the size of the affected area this may incur a higher treatment fee since a a larger volume of acne cream may be needed if the area is larger than the face and neck combined. Please note we do not treat sensitive areas such as the genitals or perineal region.

Results can vary from person to person. Some people may see improvements in as little as two to three weeks, while others may need several months of treatment. Patience and consistency are key.

The products we use are suitable for a variety of skin types. However, if you have sensitive skin, we recommend discussing this with our skin experts before starting any treatment. We can help determine the best course of action based on your skin's specific needs and sensitivities.

Yes, we will create a treatment using actives that have been shown to reduce the appearance of acne scarring. However, the degree of improvement can vary depending on the type and severity of the scars. During your consultation, your doctor will assess your skin and devise a treatment plan best suited to address your specific concerns.

Your doctor may add prescription ingredients such as Tretinoin into your treatment if we think it would benefit you.

Acne can be a persistent condition, and while our treatments aim to control breakouts and reduce the appearance of acne, they do not cure it. Maintaining a consistent skincare routine and adopting a healthy lifestyle can help manage acne in the long term.

Yes, the treatments we offer can also address other skin concerns, such as uneven skin tone, sun damage, and fine lines. Our doctor will work with you to address your skin's specific needs and goals.

We can only offer treatments after a consultation with a doctor as they may use prescription medicines in the formula if they feel it is appropriate for you. This ensures that the treatment is safe for you to use and that it meets your treatment goals. Your doctor will also be able to answer any questions you have and provide you with a personalised treatment plan so you get the most out of your treatment and avoid irritation or side-effects.

Yes. We offer either online consultation forms or video appointments. Whatever option you choose, you will have the same doctor dedicated to you throughout your treatment and get a personalised experience.

You will have direct access to your doctor by email so you can ask questions, get advice and let them know if you have any problems.

No, you just need to reach out to your doctor by email and they will arrange your follow up. This maybe by email or a virtual video follow up depending on the problem.

Absolutely not. We never charge for any follow up or aftercare. You can contact your doctor at any time for advice, updates and any issues.

No, you can just email your doctor and they will assist you.

Nope! All our prices are as listed on the website. The fees also include delivery.

These will depend on the composition of your treatment and will be explained in more detail by your doctor. For example if a treatment contains Tretinoin and/or Hydroquinone these can cause some initial skin irritation including redness and peeling. This is usually temporary and subsides as your skin adjusts to the product. You may also experience purging. Always use sun protection especially while using Tretinoin and/or Hydroquinone, as they can increase your skin’s sensitivity to the sun and lead to rebound hyperpigmentation. For more info visit the individual ingredient pages.

We have different options in terms of the cream and use the one we feel is best for the patient's skin and the active ingredients we're using. Below are the ingredients for the main bases we use.

Light hydrating: Purified water, cetearyl alcohol, glyceryl stearate, isohexadecane, isododeccane, stearyl behenate, cetyl alcohol, polyacrylate-13, polysorbate 60, PEG-75 stearate, polyisobutene, c13-c15 alkane, polyurethane-39, tocopheryl acetate, ascorbic acid, sodium bisulfite, benzoic acid (0.1%), sorbic acid (0.1%), polysorbate 20.

Emolliating (sensitive/dry skin): Aqua, Hydrogenated Sunflower Seed Oil Polyglyceryl-3 Esters, Hydrogenated Sunflower Seed Oil Glyceryl Esters, Cetearyl Alcohol, Sodium Stearoyl Lactylate, Propanediol, Undecane, Tridecane, HEA/Sodium Acryloyldimethyltaurate/Steareth-20 Methacrylate Copolymer, C13-14 Isoparaffin, Polysorbate 80, Decyl Glucoside, Glycerin, Palmitoyl Tripeptide-8, Propanediol, Rutin & Hydroxycinnamic Acid {from Cleome gynandra leaf extract}, Phenoxyethanol, Ethylhexylglycerin, Bisabolol, Edetate Disodium Dihydrate, Simethicone, Hyaluronic Acid Sodium Salt, Persea Gratissima Oil, Simmondsia Chinensis Seed Oil, Rosa Canina Flower Oil, Tocopheryl Acetate, Cocos Nucifera Oil, Lavandula Angustifolia Herb Oil, Melaleuca Alternifolia Leaf Oil, Rosemarinus Officinalis Leaf Oil, Butyrospermum Parkii Butter, Caprylic/Capric Triglyceride.

Compounded treatments like the ones we use are unlicensed medications because they are custom-made for each patient based on a specific formulation tailored to their unique needs. Unlike licensed medications, which are approved by regulatory bodies for general use, compounded treatments are created by pharmacists to meet the specific requirements of an individual patient as prescribed by their doctor. While they do not undergo the same approval process as licensed medications, they offer a personalised approach that can address specific concerns where a licensed treatment doesn't exist effectively under professional supervision.

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